October 2013

A Taste of India in Blacksburg

by carbonboy on October 27, 2013

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I can’t imagine having a fine meal without an equally fine wine – moderation is best – meaning two glasses are perfect! We got our first dusting of snow here in Blacksburg, and I must say my first impulse was to pack things up and move back to Southern California. Yet this assignment is so […]


US National Oyster Shucking Championship

by carbonboy on October 20, 2013

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Women Finals – Oyster Shucking USA! Well, I made it home basically to finally get the 325xi repaired and all fixed up to make it look like new. Way back when in California, after a year in storage, I backed it out with a dead battery and all and crunched the front door, like a […]


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My neighbors at the Virginia Tech Sheep Farm – May they happily produce wool for decades!  So we are at a crossroads right now, and simply sheep in the process! At least we were not served as lamb chops.  


A Sultry Night on Solomon’s Island

by carbonboy on October 7, 2013

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 The Scene of the Crime I had to make an unplanned trip to Piney Point this weekend. Cyber thieves got hold of my debit card number and started spending some of my money at a Wal-Mart in Walnut Creek, California. I should say that they tried too, as my bank managed to prevent any charges […]


Dark Days Ahead

by carbonboy on October 3, 2013

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So I had this dream-vision inspired by either by the divine, or too much garlic in last night’s pasta sauce. Moderate Republicans sprout balls and convince Boehner to a clean CR vote. It narrowly passes. Meanwhile, threats from the old Republican guard (Wall Street) become more vicious than the new Republican Guard (Tea Party), and a […]